The lay press are clearly interested in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a treatment. It is intriguing to both athletes and reporters. The worldwide scientific data continues to support the use of PRP for tendon and ligament injuries. Large prospective randomized trials are also on-going. Today this article appeared in the New York Times:
"LAST April, at a meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, three experts in tendon injuries sat on a stage and talked about their preferred treatments. One said that the best treatment was to inject small amounts of a patient’s own blood into the injured tendon. Another said that the best method was to concentrate the platelets of the patient’s blood and then inject the concentration, a substance known as platelet rich plasma."
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As the lay press examines PRP as a treatment, it is important to realize PRP still needs continued scientific investigation to prove its efficacy by specific indication.